Climate & Development Blog


18th December 2020

Stabilising the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Following the recent webinar address by Leila Zerrougui, Head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), this blog considers past progress and the outlook for MONUSCO as it moves towards gradual withdrawal.
8th December 2020

Politics and Governance in the Horn of Africa

This blog considers the governance challenges facing the Horn of Africa as outlined by Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, in his recent webinar address.
20th November 2020

Building Back Better: Sustainability Post-COVID-19

Following his address to the IIEA, this blog outlines Professor Sachs’ argument that the international community must live up to global commitments made in the SDGs in the post-pandemic recovery.
24th August 2020

Post- Covid-19 and the Future of Development

On 20 July 2020, Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises many of the concerns that the UNDP has in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for an economic recession. It also outlines how the UNDP is working with countries around the world to develop strategic responses to the impacts of the pandemic.
13th July 2020

Building a Better World Post-COVID with Women at the Centre

On 16 June 2020, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights some measures which UN Women have outlined for governments to build more equal and resilient societies.